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General Manager M&A and Strategic Investments

Date:  15 Jul 2024
Country:  Singapore
Function:  Strategic Investments&Business Developmt
Sub-Function:  Strategic Investments & Business Development


About Olam Agri

Olam Agri supplies food, feed and fibre to meet rising demand and a shift to protein-based diets, particularly in Asian and African countries. Headquartered in Singapore and present on all continents, our value chains include farming, processing, and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of an estimated 2.5 million farmers. Our teams have built leadership positions in many Olam Agri businesses, including rice, flour, animal feed, sesame, cotton, wood, and more. As a purpose-driven company, we aim to contribute positively to the prosperity and well-being of people along our supply chains, the protection and regeneration of our natural resource base, and the fight against climate change.

Job Description

As the General Manager – M&A and Strategic Investments, you will play a critical role in supporting the growth strategy of Olam Agri. You will be responsible for the full deal lifecycle, from deal origination and analysis to execution and post-deal integration. This includes managing multiple transactions simultaneously, leading project teams with internal and external stakeholders, and driving each stage of a deal to successful completion. Role is based in Olam Agri HQ in Singapore and covers global portfolio of organic and inorganic projects including support for potential IPO. This role would report to the Head of M&A and Strategic Investments.

Key Deliverables

  1. M&A deal management:
  • Project management: Manage various workstreams through the deal cycle:
    • Structure the workflows in a deal cycle and prepare a project plan, track and review progress with stakeholders, drive to completion.
    • Support end to end deal execution, from origination till closing and integration stage.
  • Stakeholder management:
    • Collate timely and quality input and decision-making from various internal stakeholders.
    • Understand and manage cross-functional and stakeholder dependencies, issues and risks.


  1. Strategic Investments Review and Approval:
  • Develop or review comprehensive organic investment proposals, prepare presentations and recommendations for approval, manage the internal approval process.
  • Review investments performance and prepare reports to facilitate reviews at Board level.


  1. Strategic Market Analysis and Competitive Intelligence
  • Structure and deliver strategic market/segment analyses to inform new markets and sectors’ entry.
  • Maintain a continual awareness of the industry, competition, supply chain dynamics and M&A landscape. Extract and analyse emerging trends and opportunities or critical issues to provide insight into the Olam Agri’s or BU’s strategy.


  • Minimum 10 years experience in managing strategic investments within an investment firm, a top tier advisory or a corporate, preferably in agri-business, food or related industry.
  • Understanding of financial, commercial, legal and regulatory aspects of M&A transactions.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills, with the ability to influence and build relationships with stakeholders.
  • Strong work ethic, ownership and commitment levels; able to work independently.
  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability; comfort with ambiguity

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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